Seagull’s Software Benchmarks Seafarers’ Knowledge



Shipowners and operators can now compare their seafarers’ knowledge levels with the industry peers using an advanced software tool launched by Seagull Maritime.  This software helps them pick the perfect recruit and identify areas where further training is required.

The acceptable industry standards can be established regarding products, service levels or competitive practices; and then ways can be found to meet or improve upon these standards.  Successes and shortcomings can be objectively assessed.

Seagull Maritime used the existing Crew Evaluation System (CES) from 250 companies and more than 500 000 test results and has benchmarked the knowledge of their crews against industry data. The tool is available online in an easy to use web-based application that provides reports and graphics for detailed analysis.

“This is the only assessment tool available in the market enabling owners and ship managers to analyse personnel and potential recruits by nationality, rank, manning supplier, specific knowledge areas and compare their quality with industry standards using reliable historical data. This will be an eye opener for employers, who can base their crew supply decisions on accurate information, not supposition.”

The recent Drewry Manning 2015 report indicates a  shortage of 15,000 officers in shipping today and expects that 42,500 more officers will be needed before the end of 2019. CES Benchmarking will help to drive up training standards at the source  and support the career development plans of seafarers. This is the best tool available in the market today to identify training needs,  verify the knowledge level of the crew in their current positions, and establish their preparedness for promotion.


Source: Seagull